Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms

  • Permit – this is a document from a Burial Authority or Church Diocese granting consent to introduce new gravestones and headstones or to carry out work on an existing memorial.
  • Permit Fee – this is the fee charged by a Burial Authority or Church Diocese for granting the Permit.
  • Lawn Memorial – this is perhaps the most commonly used style of memorial and are generally known as Cemetery Headstone & Base sets.
  • Headstone – a general term used to describe a Lawn Memorial or Cemetery Memorial as above
  • Traditional Memorial – more commonly used in much older cemeteries and are generally known as kerb sets.
  • Flat Memorial – a memorial which lies flat in the ground.
  • Photoplaque – a ceramic plaque, usually with a picture or the deceased which is fixed to the surface of a memorial.
  • Design – a general term used for a design to go on a memorial stone such as a cross, a floral design or a bespoke design.
  • Linear Raft – a continuous reinforced concrete foundation usually used on Lawn Memorial sections within local authority cemeteries.
  • Font – the term used for a style of lettering


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